East China Normal University


Program Description

The American Studies Program at East China Normal University was officially launched in 2004. It has since grown into a strong program offering a wide range of core courses on American history, politics, literature, arts and popular culture. It has also developed close working ties with some leading American Studies programs in the U.S. and around the world, including a joint 2-week-long graduate seminar with Purdue University attended by students from both schools. The program with its dedication to excellence in research and teaching is the centerpiece of ECNU's Center for American Studies established in 2009 to bring together the valuable resources from the entire university.


Participating Departments or Schools

  • Center for American Studies
  • School of Foreign Languages

School Address

500 Dongchuan Road, Minhang

School Address - Chinese


School Email

School Telephone


Program Director(s)

  • Fei Chunfang 费春放

Program Faculty

Fei Chunfang 费春放, Jin Hengshan 金衡山, Liao Weichun 廖炜春, Zhu Quanhong 朱全红, Chen Maoqing 陈茂庆, Chen Rong, Hou Minyao 侯敏跃, Liang Chaoqun 梁超群, Ling Guang, Liu Qing, Wang Shijing 王世静, Yang Ye, Zou Weicheng 邹为诚, Junsong Chen

Undergraduate Courses

History of American Literature I & II, Critical Readings of Popular American Culture, American Literature and Film Adaptation, Introduction to American Culture & Society

Graduate Courses

American History since 1945, American History in the Cold War, US Intellectual History, Introduction to U.S. Political and Social Institutions, 19th Century American Literature and Culture, Twentieth Century American Literature, Twentieth Century Literary Theory, Cultural  Theory and American Popular Culture Studies, Theatre and Drama of the United States, American literature and Film

Other Details

In addition to the holdings in the libraries of the University and Foreign Languages School, the American Studies Program has its own Reading Room with about 600 titles, representing the core collection in American Studies. The program continues to receive book donations from the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, visiting American professors, and its own faculty members.

*Last Updated October 2014